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Interview with David HANSEN, Investment Director, SUEZ Ventures
In which context did you use the services of the TOD platform?
SUEZ Ventures called on TOD to provide operational support to a company in its portfolio. The company had felt the need to industrialize its internal processes, to equip itself with more efficient management tools, and to improve the coherence of its commercial, product development and financing activities. The use of an experienced part-time maganer was necessary to accomplish these fundamental actions in a limited time.
How did TOD’s proposal specifically fit your needs?
First of all, TOD was very reactive in presenting a manager with a profile and experience that matched the business and the type of organization of the company to be supported. Secondly, the flexibility offered in terms of the number of days of presence and the duration of the mission, which could evolve quickly and significantly, reassured the company’s managers that the coaching would be well calibrated.
What is your feedback today? What did you particularly appreciate about the service?
The contribution of the external manager was decisive in establishing new methods and new management tools. He also helped the company’s managers to make progress in their thinking about the growth levers available to them. The service was particularly operational and concrete, going far beyond simple strategic recommendations or coaching type support. We really appreciated the human qualities of the TOD talent, committed and respectful of the teams. He was the right person at the right time.
Would you recommend TOD to other organizations or companies today?
I would gladly recommend TOD to other organizations, as well as to other SUEZ Ventures portfolio companies, should the need arise. TOD’s responsiveness and the confidence of having a flexible and responsive solution is key.